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Islanders escape Franklin to advance in district tournament | Prep boys basketball

Late putback from Josh Stenberg sends Mercer Island to quarterfinal round.

Mercer Island beats Seattle Prep, advances to district quarterfinals | Prep girls basketball

Islanders will face Roosevelt in next round of Sea-King district tournament.

Woman reports purse stolen from locked car | Police Blotter

MIPD also responds to reports of lost property, fraud and a dog bite from Jan. 16-19.

Comedian Gary Gulman’s performance at SJCC canceled | Update

Comedian Gary Gulman's planned appearance at the Stroum Jewish Community Center has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances, according to center officials.

Hadley crane to be dismantled this weekend

Parking and traffic will be affected as the crane at the corner of 76th Avenue SE and SE 27th Street is taken down.

Island students earning college honors | School briefs

Three former Mercer Island students named to dean's list at respective schools.

Rotary Club’s Islanders of the Month for February

The Mercer Island Rotary Club recently named Mercer Island High School seniors Meghan Frisch and Gordon Zhang its Islanders of the Month for February.

Lakeridge Elementary honored as state green school leader

The award recognizes schools in Washington state whose practices reduce waste and protect the environment.

Mercer Island High School orchestra students move on to state contest

Mercer Island High School’s orchestra represented Mercer Island district well, along with the choir and band programs, at the 2016 Eastshore Solo and Ensemble Contest recently held at Bellevue College.

Council approves $100,000 for transit consultants | City briefs

City will not conduct advisory vote on MICA issue; Mercer Island may miss out on grant funding and other city news.

Students connect with seniors for service project

Covenant Shores residents and Bellevue students create blankets for kittens at the Seattle Humane Society.

MI K-Kids learn about leadership, community

Community service clubs in Mercer Island schools aim to make the world a better place.

Giving from the Heart is tomorrow, Feb. 10

Overflow parking will be provided near the Community Center. Arrive early for coffee at 7 a.m. Program starts at 7:30 a.m.

Islander boys swim and dive second at KingCo meet

The Mercer Island boys swim and dive team were runners-up to Bellevue at the KingCo swim and dive championships on Saturday, Feb. 6 at Kamiak High School.

Mercer Island wrestling second at 3A KingCo tournament

The Islanders had 12 wrestlers place in their weight classes and boasted nine finalists at the meet, with two winning their divisions.

MICA launches online arts calendar

New calendar is one stop shop for arts events on Mercer Island.

Russian Chamber Music Foundation of Seattle presents ‘Winter Nights’

RCMFS presents pianists Eleonora Karpukhova from Moscow and artistic director, Mercer Island resident Natalya Ageyeva, with cellist Haeyoon Shin in Valentine’s Day-themed program.

City planning to provide YFS counselor at Northwood | School news

School board extends superintendent’s contract to 2019; district recruiting bus drivers.

Vehicle ‘donuts’ damage South Mercer Playfields | Mercer Island Police Blotter

MIPD responds to reports of theft, car prowling and malicious mischief from Jan. 10-15.

School district hires new communications coordinator

On Jan. 29, the Mercer Island School District announced the hiring of Craig Degginger as new communications and alumni relations coordinator for the district.